Blazing Swan 2018

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Theme Beyond the Black Stump
Start date 28 March 2018
End date 3 April 2018
Duration 7 days
Location Kulin, Western Australia
Budget unknown

This will be the fifth Blazing Swan event held beside Lake Jilakin in the Western Australian Shire of Kulin. As in previous years the event combines the creative and organizational efforts of Blazing Swan Incorporated and the volunteers, Theme Camps, and individual artists and participants who make up the Blazing Swan community. Once again, the support of the Kulin Shire, the Kulin community and the local land owners will be important to the success of the event. Blazing Swan acknowledges that the NjakiNjaki peoples, custodians of this land from time immemorial, and the spiritual significance of this land, these rocks and this water to them, and to us.

Significant Dates

  • Theme Camp Registration Closes:
  • Media Accreditation Closes:
  • Event Site Opens for Theme Camp construction:
  • Event opens: 28 March 2018
  • Swan Burn:
  • Temple Burn:
  • Event Closes: 3 April 2018

Theme Camps (To Be Confirmed)

Theme Camp Name Description # on map # of members
Aiding & A-Betting Roll the dice, flip a card or spin the wheel to seal your fate 01 unknown
Alliance A journey into sound, light and hyperspace. 02 unknown
Amandaland A creative zone for making jewelley, painting drawing. 04 unknown
Aruma Aruma is a Nyoongah word for "happy". We are a collective of artists, DJ’s, and creative creatures. 05 unknown
Banana Bomba The Banana Bomba dome is a meeting point for friends, and randoms who become friends! 06 unknown
Blazing Saddles In collaboration with Camp Shit Gift 00 unknown
Black Lagoon Stimulation, rejuvenation, coffee and conversation. 07 unknown
CamPassion A safe space to land. CampPassion aims to restore harmony where there is disconnect, balance where there is imbalance and safety where there is fear. 08 unknown
Camp Unicorn Powwwerrr Do you want to go somewhere where nothing is happening 90% of the time? Do you like crafting and gluing shit to your tits? 09 unknown
Chill Camp A place to showcase films and doco's by local artists in a quiet and peaceful family friendly environment 10 unknown
Dream Gallery Dream Gallery is the space where you come to breathe, exhale and mellow out. 11 unknown
Exquisite Foot We have art, ping pong, sporadic foot baths, nipple dipping and overly dramatic compliment delivery services with a twist. 12 unknown
Far Away Tree Tribe A place where whimsy and love collide, exploding into a glitter rainbow 13 unknown
Fire Tribe Fire Tribe is the gathering place of Blazing Swan's fire performers. 14 unknown
God Said No Come party under the Pyramid 16 unknown
Greasy Pirates Full grease! 17 unknown
Hammock Haven Community Roots Hammocks and recycling 19 unknown
High Tide Keep heavy heads afloat 20 unknown
Huckleberry’s Farm We are cooking and distributing organic sweet corn 21 unknown
Kaleidoscope Mandala Kaleidoscope Mandala is dedicated to sacred geometry, communal art, yoga and the sharing of food. 23 unknown
Kamp Koasis Kamp Koasis are a group of cross-eyed crooked vagabonds, and extremely attractive trash bags 24 unknown
Live Camp Live Camp is a live music haven! Previously named Jam Camp 25 unknown
Moonbase The MOONBASE is back this year with the magic you've come to expect, 27 unknown
No Limit Sound System An electronic music sound camp, with a colourful visual show, daily events, crazy games and tasty sangria with plenty of smiles! Discover fresh techno music from European DJ’s, from slow BMP to super fast techno 29 unknown
Outrigger Island Immerse yourself in tropical Polynesian dreams. 30 unknown
Papazahns Cocktails, Coffee, Beats and Treats. All the lush to move your feet. 31 unknown
Pom Pom Palace The Pom Pomp Palace is place to polish your pom pom proficiency to perfection and participate in a parade of peculiar pastimes! 32 unknown
Rainbow Tribe Body Painting & Body Marbling! 33 unknown
Rope Space Kinbaku: Japanese Rope Art 34 unknown
Serene Green The name says it all really but leaves out “FOOD”. We’re big on food. 36 unknown
Shadynasty’s We’re excited to let everyone know our Topless Pina Colada Paint Party is making a return! Funky beats, fresh cocktails and paper-mache-bust-casting 37 unknown
Shiva’s Tea House Take a deep breath, make a cup of tea and then surrender to the plush comfort of mountainous piles of cushions. 38 unknown
Steampunk Pancakes Cooking and gifting pancakes to the Blazers. 41 unknown
Sweat Lodge A native American sweat lodge and fire pit in which to heat up the rocks. Come and experience a traditional native American sweat lodge and prayer ceremony 43 unknown
Teenage Junkyard Teenage Junkyard provides a space for blaze families to bring their young adults to Blazing Swan, allowing the new generation of magnificent teens enjoy their own awesome festival experience! 44 unknown
The Associates We are a small, colourful camp exploring the depths of our spiritual paths. 45 unknown
The Bake Sale Tasty treats alongside tastier beats 46 unknown
T.H.E. Camp Ever wondered why Kulin is surrounded by weird horses made out of metal and other junk? 48 unknown
The Lab The Lab is a zone inspired by the romance and charm of turn of the century science labs 49 unknown
The Poolroom The Poolroom is a small on-street walk-in bar and lounge area, gifting drinks and more! W 51 unknown
The Church of Belligerence It has been a year since the inception of THΣ CHURCH ΩF ΒΣLLIGΣRΣΠCΣ and in that short year this theme camp has proven to be a worthy addition to Blazing Swan and a place of sanctified watering hole of worship to the booze gods. 666 unknown
Tribal Tribe The Dojo of Drum and Dance 53 unknown
Twisted Jah Twisted tunes to twist your brain 54 unknown
Under Contruction Build crew camp (Effigy and Temple builders) 57 unknown

Art Pieces (To Be Confirmed)

Name Creators Desciption # on map
BANANA BAR By DAVE SHEEHAN It's yellow. It's mobile. It has refreshments. No it’s not a yellow cab turned Uber. It's BANANA BAR! Hop on and hop off for easy access around JRC! 02
CYCLESCHEMA Concept, Bikes KRISTAN ANGEL Hardware CARY WINTLE Code TIM GILCHRIST Visual Interface STEVE BERRICK Cycleschema is an experiment in human behaviour presented by the brethren behind THΣ CHURCH ΩF ΒΣLLIGΣRΣΠCΣ. An interactive bicycle facility will be unleashed upon Jilikan Rock City for the period of Blazing Swan 2017. Cycleschema is an experiment in visualising the effects of Blazing Swan on human cognitivity through code via GPS to create an organic schematic to be observed by the community on a large projected image. 03
GENUS QUESTIONABLUS Artist NIC COMPTON As a child (and still) I enjoy beach combing hoping to find some unknown creature washed ashore. As I never did discover this elusive creature I had to create my own. Genus Questionablus is a combination of different species of marine life washed up and decomposing. The sculpture might ask questions of the state of our oceans. The Great Barrier Reef springs to mind. Or is it a great Fukushima fish somehow related to Godzilla? 08
GIANT WOMBAT MEGA FAUNA Artist ANDREW LITSTER A mega fauna wombat, that’s going to be set on fire! 09
HOPES & FEARS STEVE SOAMES (AKA POMMIE) RICHARD MORUP (AKA RISKY) A participatory art piece for radical self-expression. Fear is a constant companion to anyone stepping out of their comfort zone. Fear grows in darkness and diminishes in the light. Use the chalkboard to name your fear and expose it to the light. Erased daily. In a dark world, hope is our belief that things can change for the better. Like just about all life forms on our planet, hope is nourished by light. Express your hopes here with our playful fridge magnets. 10
PORTAL Artist JOHN GRONO The circle is a simple and powerful form, throughout the Cosmos; In our cells, or in the math we have uncovered; and always in our art 15
SAW DUST FLAME CANNON Artists JEREMEY SHAW and MR FIXIT Never under estimate the potential of dusty dry wood... 18
THE LAST ECHIDNA Artist WESLEY HARNEY The increasing irrelevance of our smallest denomination coupled with the 50th anniversary of the decimal system in Australia spawned the inspiration for this sculpture. The high cost of production and increasing electronic transactions prompts the question do we still need the trusty echidna? 19
WORMHOLE RELOADED By TEAM WORMHOLE The Wormhole from 2016 is back with some modifications. 23

Mutant Vehicles (To Be Confirmed

Plates Name Description Theme camp
TOO GREASY Sludge Smuggler The unmistakably large pirate ship The Greasy pirates

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